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Opened by vuhuy - 09.12.2016

FS#329 - AR9341 needs analog switch reset

This is a bug report for the AR9341 SOC on LEDE trunk reboot-2445-gee5a6c1.

I have builded a custom firmware for a unsupported device based on the Atheros DB120 reference board.

The analog port of the ethernet switch needs to be resetted before it can operate.

Part of bootlog without analog reset:

[    2.179262] ag71xx-mdio.1: unknown phy id 'ffff:ffff'

Br-lan is not intialized due no analog switch reset.

Part of bootlog with analog reset:

[    2.059037] ag71xx-mdio.1: Found an AR934X built-in switch

And br-lan is initialized and networking is working fine.

A reset is performed by the function ath79_register_eth (defined in dev-eth.c):

ath79_device_reset_set(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH);
ath79_device_reset_clear(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH);

However, no analog reset is performed, for example:

ath79_device_reset_set(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH);
ath79_device_reset_clear(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH);

ath79_device_reset_set(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH_ANALOG);
ath79_device_reset_clear(AR934X_RESET_ETH_SWITCH_ANALOG);

Omitting the analog reset does not break the DB120 builds because the analog reset is already performed by ar934x_nfc_hw_reset in dev-nfc.c.

An easy fix is to do a analog reset in the device’s mach file. However, for the sake of consistency and autism, the reset should be performed by ath79_register_eth in dev_eth.c and not by ar934x_nfc_hw_reset in dev_nfc.c. My AR9341 device doesn’t even use a NAND flash.

vuhuy commented on 09.12.2016 18:34

Some additions:

On my device (Sitecom WLR2100 v2), a analog switch reset is automatically performed by the bootloader (U-BOOT) when loading the firmware via TFTP to the SDRAM, or booting via boot command line. However, standard booting does not perform a analog switch reset.

In other words, in order to replicate this problem you will need to flash the firmware on the device. Loading it with TFTP will just work fine without problems.

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